Sunday, April 14, 2013

Our Last Sunday in Chuuk :(

This is Zoey - she is a daughter of the District President.  She has always been Sister Tiffany's little buddy and she loves her very much.

 “If ye love me, keep my commandments.”
This is Tasisana Walter Wolbert - we absolutely love this lady.  She is one of our favorite people.  She is married to a sweet man, Rendi who is a police officer here in Chuuk.  She is a mother of 10 children and our prayer is that they will be temple ready for the November trip this year.  

Elder Tiffany with some of the boys, Roger and Brandy with his arm around them.  The small boys are in Sister Tiffany's primary class and just wanted  be in the picture also .  Ycenp, JenJen and Gladson  ---“Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind,” He said. “This is the first and great commandment.”  Coupled with the second great commandment—to love our neighbors as ourselves.
All the boys showed up today to say Goodbye.  We reviewed what has already been taught mostly because I wanted to make sure they would remember they are Son's of a King.  I love these little guys so much and will always keep them in my prayers.  The boys have been practicing the song "I Want to Be a Missionary"  Hopefully they will continue practicing and singing so they can perform in November at the District Conference.  And KC, my helper, is such a sweetheart. It has been wonderful watching her grow in the gospel and with her English.  
Brandy, Oriko, Christine and KC - - - 
what a great bunch, we have such a fun branch. . .
Love is the great commandment, it ought to be at the center of all and everything we do in our own family, in our Church callings, and in our livelihood. Love is the healing balm that repairs rifts in personal and family relationships. It is the bond that unites families, communities, and nations. Love is the power that initiates friendship, tolerance, civility, and respect. It is the source that overcomes divisiveness and hate. Love is the fire that warms our lives with unparalleled joy and divine hope. Love should be our walk and our talk.
When we truly understand what it means to love as Jesus Christ loves us, the confusion clears and our priorities align. Our walk as disciples of Christ becomes more joyful. Our lives take on new meaning. Our relationship with our Heavenly Father becomes more profound. Obedience becomes a joy rather than a burden.
We pray we will be known as a people who love God with all our heart, soul, and mind and who love our neighbor as ourselves. When we understand and practice these two great commandments in our families, in our wards and branches, in our nations, and in our daily lives, we will begin to understand what it means to be a true disciple of Jesus the Christ.

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